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Canon 35mm 1.5 lens rare? Value?
Old 11-17-2016   #1
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Canon 35mm 1.5 lens rare? Value?

I'm looking on eBay to try and find an idea of the value but I can't find any old listings. Is it because they are rare? What are they worth? What the verdict on the IQ?
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Old 11-17-2016   #2
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According to Peter Kitchingman, Canon made a bit over 5,000 of these lenses. Maybe not rare, but definitely uncommon. As for value, I haven’t seen any for sale recently, but it seems they go for about $500.00 USD in good shape. Maybe somebody else can add more.

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Old 11-17-2016   #3
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They were not that common at camera shows and on used gear shelves in photo stores even two decades ago. I only saw two for sale back then ( one which I bought and appears on my avatar) and they were not inexpensive by the standard of that time .

Certain Canon RF lenses like the one you are inquiring about and the 25mm Canon and the 19mm RF Canon lens were known to be hard to find for sale and the price was never a bargain.

I also did manage to find and buy the 25mm lens but the 19mm RF coupled
Canon lens I let pass through my hands when I located one, as I felt it was a focal length that I would rarely use when I thought things over.
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Old 11-17-2016   #4
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I can't believe they made 5000. But maybe so.

85/1.5 under 2000 copies, and also the 85/1.8 and 100/2 were both well under 5k, if I'm not mistaken.

I have never one seen for sale.

Somebody must be hoarding

Ahh, Kevin has 6, cheapest is 1200.
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There's four for sale right now on the Japanese Yahoo auctions...

http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...35+1.5&x=0&y=0

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I've listed mine on in the classifieds. To be honest I just prefer the look of modern lenses. May also get rid of my 50mm 1.4 LTM as well soon. Great glass, just a bit dreamy for me wide open.
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Looking for around 420. Probably should have put this on the classified but don't seem to be able to edit it. Oh well, we learn as we go.
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Looking for around 420. Probably should have put this on the classified but don't seem to be able to edit it. Oh well, we learn as we go.
Riddle me this: your sig says one camera one lens one film but if you're selling the lens, then what?




Actually the ads can be edited, there's a link top right of the ad but it's kinda hidden, just go to 'product options' top right and a menu will drop down allowing you to edit.
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Well spotted. It's true I only 'use' one camera one lens one film. I bought this lens from a dealer a while back and used it for a while then put it in my camera drawer. Time to sell it to fund lots and lots of film. Got some more stuff sitting around which needs to go soon too, but difficult to let go.

Thanks for the tip on the ad. I'll change it.
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